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Exploring Ubud: A 3-Day Itinerary for Budget Travellers

If you're seeking a destination that combines cultural richness, natural beauty, and unique experiences without breaking the bank, then Ubud, Bali should be at the top of your list. As a mature solo female budget traveller who recently spent a month exploring Ubud, I'm thrilled to share my recommendations for a 3-day itinerary that encompasses some of the iconic experiences this enchanting area has to offer.

Now, before we dive into the itinerary, it's important to note that there are countless activities and attractions in Ubud that could easily fill up weeks of exploration. However, I wanted to curate a short, budget-friendly itinerary that focuses on experiences within a 30-minute radius of Central Ubud, easily accessed by walking or a short drive. I chose a 3 day itinerary after reading that is the amount of time that the average Bali traveller spends in Ubud. I wanted the experiences to include an introduction to Balinese culture, a chance to spend some time enjoying nature, and a bit of indulgence.

Keliki Rice Field - Bali Nature Trek


One of the key aspects of experiencing Ubud on a budget is finding the right accommodation. I highly recommend staying at a homestay to immerse yourself in the local culture and support the community. During my time in Ubud, I had the pleasure of staying at Manuaba Inn, a charming and affordable homestay that provided a warm, safe, and welcoming environment. It's conveniently located near the heart of Ubud, making it an ideal base for your adventures.

My room at Manuaba Inn, a homestay style accommodation in central Ubud


With this itinerary, I aimed to capture the essence of Ubud, balancing its cultural heritage, natural wonders, and indulgent delights. From visiting ancient temples to swinging high above lush landscapes, bartering in local markets and pampering spa experiences, we'll cover a range of activities that showcase the best of Ubud

Ubud Palace guardian

I hope you'll be inspired, captivated, and embraced by the warmth of this remarkable destination and that this guide will help you to make the most of your time while keeping your wallets happy!

Day 1: Exploring Ubud: A Palace, a Temple, and a Forest of Monkeys


Transportation tips for getting around Ubud on a budget

As a budget traveller in Ubud, it's essential to navigate the town while keeping transportation costs in check. Fortunately, there are several affordable options available for getting around and exploring the cultural gems of Ubud.


Walking: Ubud's compact size and pedestrian-friendly streets make walking an excellent option for exploring Central Ubud and its surrounding attractions. Stroll through the bustling streets, soak in the vibrant atmosphere, and discover hidden gems along the way. It's a great way to save money while immersing yourself in the local charm. I walked the entire Day 1 itinerary.

Scooter Rental: If you're comfortable riding a scooter, renting one can be an affordable and convenient way to explore Ubud and its surrounding areas. Numerous rental shops offer scooters at reasonable rates. Just ensure that you have a motorcycle license, wear a helmet, and that you follow all local traffic rules and safety precautions. You don't want to catch the attention of local police. The roads and driving conditions are likely to be very different than what you are used to at home, so you might want to assess traffic (and check your travel insurance) before choosing this option. I own and ride a Vespa at home but made a decision that I would not be comfortable driving any vehicle in Ubud.

Ubud street


Ride-Sharing Apps: Ride-sharing apps like Gojek and Grab are widely available in Ubud, providing an inexpensive and convenient means of transportation.. both cars and scooters. Use these apps to book affordable rides to your desired destinations, if you decide it's too far to walk. I often used these apps to negotiate with cab drivers during my time. I took a scooter taxi to Karsa Spa from central Ubud but walked back.


Private Driver: A private driver is an excellent way to have multiple experiences on the same day. Plan on spending between 500 000 - 600 000 IDR (less than $50 -$60 CAD) for a day visiting sights around Ubud. This price does not include a tip or the driver's lunch cost. While this can be pricey for a solo traveller, it becomes a more affordable and comfortable option when travelling with others to split the costs. I would recommend a private driver for Day 2.

The best private driver in Bali!

Most drivers are also guides and can provide excellent information about the places you visit. I recommend Jai at Bali Kevala Tours (find him on Instagram or shoot me a message to get his phone number). For this itinerary, a car or scooter taxi to the more distant locations is the least expensive option.


Visit Ubud Palace

A visit to Ubud Palace, also known as Puri Saren Agung, is an essential part of our itinerary. It won't take a lot of time but this historical landmark holds profound cultural significance and offers a captivating glimpse into the rich heritage of Bali. Ubud Palace is in central Ubud on Jalan Raya (King Street, the main street).

Ubud Palace, once the residence of the royal family, exudes an aura of regality as you step inside its enchanting grounds. The traditional Balinese architecture welcomes you with intricate carvings, ornate gates, and meticulously manicured gardens. It's a fabulous introduction to the island's artistic and architectural talents and traditions.

One of the highlights of Ubud Palace is the opportunity to witness traditional Balinese dance performances. These performances, such as the renowned Legong and Barong dances, provide a mesmerizing display of Balinese art and culture. Check the schedule in advance to catch one of these enchanting shows and witness the grace and precision of the performers.


When planning your visit to Ubud Palace, it's important to consider a few helpful tips. The palace is typically open to visitors during the day, from morning until late afternoon. It costs nothing to visit the Palace. A slow self-guided visit will take about an hour. I would suggest seeing the Palace in the morning and returning in the evening for the daily dance performance (100 000 IDR = less than $10 CAD)

If you are visiting outside of performance times, there is not a lot of information available about what you are seeing or the history of the royal family. Those who need to know will want to do their research before arriving. For a deeper understanding of the palace's history and significance, a guide would be required.

Saraswati Temple

Continuing along Jalan Raya, in the next block behind the Starbucks, is the Saraswati Temple, a serene oasis dedicated to the goddess of knowledge, arts, and wisdom. This enchanting temple holds immense spiritual significance and is surprisingly serene considering its location on a very busy street.


The temple is adorned with lush lotus ponds, intricately carved stone structures, and vibrant tropical foliage. The temple's architectural design is stunning with intricate stone carvings depicting scenes from ancient Hindu epics. The grand entrance gate, known as the Candi Bentar, deserves a careful inspection to appreciate the fine craftsmanship that Bali is renowned for. Every corner of the temple is a visual delight, offering a feast for the eyes and a sense of tranquillity for the soul.


Dress modestly and respectfully, ensuring your shoulders and knees are covered. Sarongs and sashes are often available for rental or loan at the entrance, allowing you to adhere to the temple's dress code if you forget.

It will not take a lot of time to visit the Temple, perhaps an hour, but this is an ideal spot to stop at the restaurant overlooking the lotus pond for a coffee and morning snack and spend some time just taking in the beauty.

Shopping at the Prianka Art Market

Between the captivating beauty of Saraswati Temple and the regal splendour of Ubud Palace lies the bustling Prianka Ubud Art Market. A visit to this vibrant marketplace is a must for budget travellers looking for unique treasures to bring back home.


The market is a lively hub of activity. As you approach the market, you'll be greeted by colourful stalls teeming with a wide array of goods, from traditional handicrafts and artwork to clothing, and accessories.


Wandering along the row of stalls, you'll discover a treasure trove of authentic Balinese crafts and souvenirs. Handmade batik fabrics, intricately carved wooden masks, silver jewelry, and woven baskets are just a few examples of the artistic treasures that await you. Be prepared to bargain and negotiate prices, as haggling is part of the market culture and can result in some great deals.


Exploring a local market is not just about shopping; it's also an opportunity to engage with the local vendors and soak in the vibrant atmosphere. Strike up a conversation with the friendly Balinese traders, learn about the cultural significance of their crafts, and gain insights into their creative processes. Most will happily chat but if you do take up a fair amount of their time, please purchase something.

Remember to bring a reusable bag or tote to carry your purchases and be mindful of your budget as the market's lively ambiance may tempt you to indulge in a shopping spree. Take time to explore and browse the market kiosks to compare prices, and find unique souvenirs. If it's your first day in Bali, it would be wise to take some time to get an idea of the price range of your desired treasures. On the opposite side of Jalan Raya is a great restaurant called the White Orchid, where I ate several times. My favourite light lunch was their pork and prawn dim-sum. This would make a great place to stop for lunch before heading to the Monkey Forest.

Sacred Monkey Forest

I don't think a visit to Ubud would be complete without spending time in the captivating realm of the Sacred Monkey Forest. Nestled just a 20-minute walk away from Ubud Palace, this lush sanctuary offers an immersive experience in nature's embrace while encountering mischievous monkeys up close. (Note: For a more detailed description of visiting the Sacred Monkey Forest, please refer to my previous blog post titled "Monkey Business: A Visit to Ubud's Famous Sanctuary")

The route is very straightforward, just follow Jalan Monkey Forest straight there. The road is lined with interesting art galleries, quaint shops, and many cafés and restaurants. As you get closer to the Sanctuary, you are likely to start seeing monkeys on the streets.

The Sacred Monkey Forest is a lush, green paradise teeming with towering trees, ancient stone sculptures, and moss-covered temples surrounded by the chaos of urban development outside its borders. The forest is home to a troop of long-tailed macaques, who roam freely in their natural habitat. These playful creatures are known for their curiosity and entertaining antics. Your visit is sure to be a highlight.

As you explore the forest, follow the guidelines provided to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Put away all your things (including your water bottle) inside your backpack. Remember to maintain a respectful distance from the monkeys, avoid making sudden movements, and refrain from feeding them unless guided by the designated staff. While the monkeys may seem friendly and are well-cared for, it's important to respect their wild nature and observe them with caution.


There are also ancient temples and shrines with deep local significance to be discovered inside the Sacred Monkey Forest. Make sure to take time to appreciate the intricate carvings, the tranquil atmosphere, and the sense of harmony. Only the prayer community may enter the temples but you can look inside the gates to admire the stunning architecture.

Plan to spend at least 3-4 hours here. Walk the paths, read the signs, sit and watch the monkeys. You can pay a small fee to have one of the sanctuary guides set up selfie opportunities with the monkeys. One of the favourite shots that tourists love is when the guide holds a treat on the opposite side of your phone. When the monkey reaches for the treat, the photo looks like the monkey is holding the phone and taking the shot. I chose not to do this, preferring to capture the monkeys interacting with each other.

By this time, it will be getting later and would be a good time to choose one of the many restaurants in the area for dinner or late afternoon snack before heading back to Ubud Palace to catch the evening performance. I found that food in Ubud was spectacular. I honestly never had a mediocre meal. Check out my previous post "Savouring the Flavours of Ubud: Affordable Eats and Local Delights" for suggestions on some of the dishes you might want to order.

Day 2: Exploring Ubud's Nature and Wildlife

For Day 2, it might be more convenient to hire a private driver since you'll be visiting places that are further away. Having a private driver will give you plenty of flexibility with time to linger at each stop. A car and driver for this trip should cost between 400 000 and 600 000 IDR, perhaps more if you linger enough to make it a longer day.

Ubud Swings

Now, let's inject some adrenaline into our Ubud adventure with a visit to the renowned Ubud Swings. I must confess, as a mature solo traveller who would never be mistaken for a model, I embarked on this experience with a mix of excitement and more than a touch of self-deprecating humour. But let me tell you, it turned out to be an absolute blast! I am including the swings in this day of nature and wildlife because of its jungle location, which is truly spectacular and is worthy of being appreciated on its own. This is a pricier excursion (350 000 IDR), especially if you add a professional photographer and dress rental (250 000 IDR) but it is still very affordable.


In my previous blog post, "Swinging Through Bali: A Non-Instagrammer's Perspective," I shared the sheer joy and exhilaration of soaring through the air on these massive swings that hang amidst the lush greenery of Bali. And despite not being the most graceful or photogenic swinger, I wholeheartedly embraced the adventure and allowed myself to be swept away by the sheer thrill of it all. I even rented one of the big dresses!

The Ubud Swings offer a range of swing heights and styles, allowing you to choose your preferred level of daredevilry. Whether you are hoping for a gentle swing or crave a knee-weakening experience, there's something for everyone. As I enjoyed my swinging escapades, I couldn't help but laugh at my own antics while loving feeling the wind in my hair and the adrenaline coursing through my veins. It had been a long time since I had sat on a swing. I was grateful that I still remembered how and delighted in the entire experience.

The Ubud Swings not only provide an adrenaline rush but also offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. From lofty heights, you'll be treated to panoramic vistas of rice terraces, verdant forests, and the natural beauty that defines Ubud. It's a moment to savour and capture in your memories, regardless of whether you manage to capture the perfect Instagram-worthy shot.

As an older woman who will never be mistaken for a model or swinging enthusiast, I revelled in the liberating feeling of defying societal expectations and embracing the childlike joy within me. It reminded me that age is merely a number and that adventure knows no boundaries. I wholeheartedly encourage you to set aside any self-consciousness and take a leap (quite literally) into the swinging experience. You'll be amazed at the sense of freedom and exhilaration it brings. You'll also have some darned good photos of yourself.

Visiting the Bali Bird Park

Regular readers know that I am a lover of wildlife and a self-confessed bird nerd. I can't resist the opportunity to check out the birds of Bali and beyond but I believe the Bali Bird Park will be a treat for everyone. I didn't visit the neighbouring Bali Reptile Park, as my focus was on the birds and I have a snake phobia. However, for those with a keen interest in reptiles, the Bali Reptile Park offers an opportunity to learn about the fascinating world of snakes, lizards, and more. It is literally next door to the Bird Park with the entrances between the two just a few steps from each other.


I wasn't quite sure what to expect but I was delighted to be greeted by a symphony of chirps, trills, and melodious bird songs. The park spans an impressive two hectares, providing ample space for over 1,000 exotic bird species from Indonesia and around the world. It's a haven for bird enthusiasts, photographers, and nature lovers alike. There are so many varieties of colourful birds (and Komodo dragons) that even those who are less batty about birds will find it a fascinating visit.

A highlight during my visit was the interactive feeding sessions, where visitors have the chance to get up close and personal with some of the park's residents. I was given a small cup of nectar in hand, which immediately attracted the colourful lorikeets who sipped the nectar while perched on my arm. I could not have been more delighted.


Throughout the park, informative signage and knowledgeable staff describe the behaviour, conservation efforts, and ecological importance of the birds. Visitors will learn about the park's commitment to avian conservation and the steps being taken to protect endangered species. I was pleased to witness the dedication and passion of the staff.

For those seeking a more immersive experience, Bali Bird Park also offers educational shows and demonstrations. From the fascinating Birds of Prey show, showcasing the hunting prowess of raptors, to the enchanting Bali Rainforest Flock, where a myriad of bird species fly freely in a simulated rainforest environment, there are plenty of opportunities to deepen your understanding and appreciation for these winged wonders. Plan on spending a minimum of 2 hours at the Bird Park with another hour or two, if you choose to visit the Reptile Park also.

The park includes an open-air restaurant with freshly baked pastries, ice-cream, meals, and a wide assortment of drinks. The guides bring various birds into the restaurant area for visitors to get up close and learn even more. You'll also be able to enjoy watching many different species of birds grazing on the grass in front or the swans swimming in the nearby pond. This is a great place to stop for lunch before heading to Tegenungan Waterfall.


Tegenungan Waterfall

The final destination of the day is the mesmerizing Tegenungan Waterfall. While the crowds are larger in the afternoon, this is a great time of the day for enjoying the freshness of the water. I include a deeper look at this waterfall in my previous post comparing Tegenungan, Banyumala and Goa Raja waterfalls.

Approaching Tegenungan Waterfall, visitors will hear the distant roar of rushing water as you begin your walk down the broad steps to the breathtaking display of cascading water plunging into the natural pool below. As you walk, you'll feel the gentle mist on your skin -- refreshing and invigorating in the afternoon heat. Once you reach the bottom, the sheer force and volume of the water will awe you.


On a typical hot afternoon, the pool at the base of the waterfall will lure you into its cool waters. I was unable to resist the temptation and changed into my bathing costume and quickly immersed myself in the cool waters where I lounged, swam, and floated for at least an hour.

If you are looking for a more adventurous experience, you can take a short trek to the top of the waterfall. From there, you can witness the water tumble down the cliffs, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. Be prepared for a bit of a climb and a rough path. Proper shoes will make the climb much easier.


Photography enthusiasts will also find Tegenungan Waterfall a captivating subject. The interplay of light, shadows, and the sheer height of the falls creates a stunning visual feast. I took way too many photographs trying to capture the beauty of the moment, even if I couldn't quite match the skill of professional photographers.

It's important to note that due to its popularity, Tegenungan Waterfall can get crowded, particularly during peak hours. As I enjoyed my afternoon, the crowds began to disappear. By late afternoon, most visitors were enjoying snacks and adult beverages at one of the many warungs and restaurants.


Day 3: Exploring Ubud: A Nature Trek and and a Massage

Today's adventures will start with a Nature Trek. I suggest booking your trek directly to take advantage of the hotel pick-up in Ubud that is included in the price. This itinerary also suggests spending the afternoon at a spa not far from Keliki village and you can arrange to be dropped off at the spa rather than returned to your hotel. From the spa, it is an easy walk along the Campuhan Ridge Walk back to Ubud Palace. Book both of these excursions ahead of time to ensure you can do both. When I was in Ubud, the spa was fully booked at least 1o days in advance.


Rice Trail Nature Walk

Ubud is surrounded by stunning rice fields and terraces. While the most popular (and touristy) area is the Ceking Rice Terraces, a more humble but also more enchanting experiences that Ubud has to offer is a guided rice-field trek in one of the many working rice fields. There's no better choice than Bali Nature Treks. Led by Ida Bagus Ketut Dharma, a knowledgeable Balinese priest and artist, this immersive journey takes you through the lush green rice terraces, providing insight into the farming culture, the intricate process of rice cultivation, and even a glimpse into the traditional medicinal plants found in the region. For a detailed account of my trek, check out my previous post "The Real Bali: A Nature Trek with a Balinese Priest"


The day began with a purification ritual led by Ida, an experience that set the tone for a meaningful and enlightening journey ahead. The ritual cleansed both body and soul, preparing us to connect with nature and the ancient traditions that have sustained generations of Balinese farmers.

Guided by the priest, you will venture into the rice fields, each step revealing the intricate tapestry of vibrant green terraces stretching as far as the eye could see. Along the way, the priest will share his wisdom, explain the different types of rice grown, the farming techniques employed, and the deep connection between the Balinese people and the land they cultivate.

As you meander through the rice fields, the priest's storytelling will transport you to a bygone era, where rice was not just a staple food but a sacred entity woven into the fabric of Balinese spirituality and communal life. Ida will point out medicinal plants, share their healing properties and role in traditional Balinese medicine.


The trek concludes in Keliki village, where you will be welcomed into Ida's home to enjoy a traditional Indonesian lunch, prepared by his wife. I savoured the flavours of authentic Balinese cuisine and was introduced to Ida's other passion: traditional Kaliki painting, as he also runs a painting school for people in his village.

For those seeking a truly immersive and culturally enriching experience in Ubud, I wholeheartedly recommend Bali Nature Treks' rice-field trek with Ida. It offers a unique opportunity to not only witness the breathtaking beauty of the rice terraces but also to gain a deeper understanding of the farming culture and the spiritual significance of rice in Balinese society. An added bonus is the spectacular YouTube video that Ida and his son will produce of your excursion.


Spa Experience - Karsa Spa

If you've been following this itinerary, you've had a busy couple of days and now it is time to to unwind and pamper yourself. What better way to indulge in a touch of luxury than a visit to the renowned Karsa Spa? Nestled amidst the serene rice fields, this tranquil oasis offers a range of spa treatments that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to continue your Ubud exploration. Check out my previous post that compares my various spa treatments.

As a budget traveller, I need to prioritize experiences that offer the most value. While Karsa Spa may not be the most wallet-friendly spa option, the indulgence it provides is truly worth the splurge... and it really wasn't a huge splurge. My entire afternoon cost less than a half-hour massage at home. Trust me, treating yourself to a Balinese massage and a relaxing flower bath at Karsa Spa is an experience that will transport you to a state of pure bliss.


Balinese massage is renowned for its therapeutic benefits, combining techniques that relax the muscles, release tension, and promote overall well-being. From the skilled hands of the experienced therapists at Karsa Spa, you'll receive a rejuvenating massage that soothes both the body and the mind. As the gentle pressure and expert strokes melt away your worries, you'll find yourself drifting into a state of tranquillity and deep relaxation.Balinese massage is renowned for its therapeutic benefits, combining techniques that relax the muscles, release tension, and promote overall well-being. From the skilled hands of the experienced therapists at Karsa Spa, you'll receive a rejuvenating massage that soothes both the body and the mind. As the gentle pressure and expert strokes melt away your worries, you'll find yourself drifting into a state of tranquillity and deep relaxation.

After the massage, prepare to immerse yourself in a luxurious flower bath. Imagine a steaming tub filled with fragrant petals, their vibrant colours floating delicately in the warm water. As you sink into this aromatic haven, feel the stress and fatigue melt away, replaced by a sense of serenity and indulgence. Let the soothing scents and soft petals envelop you, creating a sensory experience that is both revitalizing and enchanting.


Karsa Spa offers a serene ambiance and attentive service, ensuring that every aspect of your visit is tailored to provide the utmost comfort and relaxation. The skilled therapists are well-versed in traditional Balinese healing techniques, ensuring that you receive a personalized and deeply satisfying spa experience.

While Karsa Spa might be considered a splurge, I think that treating yourself to a touch of indulgence during your Ubud journey is essential. Ubud is known as a wellness center and I think you will miss out an important Balinese experience if you do not treat yourself. We travellers often forget to prioritize self-care while travelling, but every trip needs some downtime to indulge and pamper ourselves.


Enjoying Local Cuisine

After your treatment, you can either call for aa scooter cab to return you to your hotel or follow the Campuhan Ridge Walk back into central Ubud. It will be approaching dinner time when you get back to Jalan Raya and it will be time to decide where you will eat, (unless you are still full from your huge lunch). One of the true highlights of any travel experience is exploring the local cuisine. Ubud has a reputation for its vibrant and diverse food scene, offering a range of culinary delights to tantalize your taste buds. While I've shared specific dining recommendations in my previous blog post titled "Savouring the Flavours of Ubud: Affordable Eats and Local Delights," rest assured that no matter where you choose to dine, the food in Ubud is a feast for the senses.

Venture off the beaten path and explore local warungs, street food stalls, and hidden eateries. The beauty of Ubud's food scene lies in its diversity. Take the opportunity to discover your culinary favourites.


Conclusion

I hope that this 3-day itinerary gives you a glimpse into the iconic experiences that await you in Ubud. From exploring sacred temples and strolling through lush rice fields to indulging in local cuisine and pampering yourself with spa treatments, you will discover Ubud's rich mixture of culture, nature, and just plain fun that will stay with you long after you've returned home.


Throughout this blog, I've shared recommendations based on my own experiences as a mature solo female budget traveller. However, it's important to note that Ubud has so much more to offer beyond what I've covered in this itinerary. Whether it's exploring the off-the-beaten-path attractions, discovering hidden waterfalls, or engaging in cultural activities, there's always something new and exciting to uncover in this town.

I encourage you to venture beyond the suggested itinerary and create your own Ubud adventure. Talk to the locals, seek their recommendations, read some more of my Bali posts, and let serendipity guide you as you explore the nooks and crannies of this remarkable destination. Ubud has a way of surprising and enchanting visitors, revealing hidden treasures and leaving them with memories that will last a lifetime.

 

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12 Comments


Guest
Jun 30, 2023

Lyn I love this! I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your Ubud and Bali content, I feel just engaging with the coffee culture or strolling along some of the markets would easily take two to three days for me. Your pics have spoken to me and excited me, also because I feel happy for you that you got to experience this culturally rich and natural beautiful island. I did get the feeling of a down-to-earth experience rather than the over-the-top instagram version. Even your swing pictures were top, keep them coming!


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Jun 28, 2023

These are great tips for visiting Ubud on a budget. I like budget trips because then I spend more time on them. Bali seems to be an unusual island. I've already seen pictures of Ubud, but now I know I must go there. Regarding moving around the city, I choose walking because I'm a lousy driver, so the scooter is out. I would love to visit Ubud Palace, Saraswati Temple. I appreciate your dress code tips to pack appropriately. Sacred Monkey Forest is a must-visit for me, as I love wildlife. Your pictures at Ubud Swings are spectacular! I would love to visit those places. Your itinerary to Ubud is so exiting. Agnes

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Jun 27, 2023

Love the idea of having a private driver for a day. The directions about finding Sarawati Temple near the Starbucks made me laugh--it looks like an ancient temple deep in a forest or something, not on a busy street! haha So nice that you were able to spend a month there, it sounds like a fun place with lots to do in the 3 days! Love the flower bath :)

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Jun 26, 2023

Bali truly looks breathtaking. That spa looks idyllic. I've always wanted to experience the outdoor tub filled with flowers. Thanks for the budget friendly tips! I know Bali is expensive to get to, so it's great to stretch the money.

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Emma Gilbert
Emma Gilbert
Jun 24, 2023

What a great itinerary. I love your swing photos, what beautiful shots. Absolutely worth it, and good to do something different as I would usually never do something like that either. The spa day sounds so relaxing, and when you think about the price compared to home it's definitely worth it if you're there a while and want to truly unwind. While the monkey forest sounds fun, I had a bad experience with monkeys in China that got a little too used to people feeding them so I'd probably keep a big distance. Ubud is officially

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